Download The Wellington App for more stories like this.

Your High Five Events for 30 January!

Summer Sci-Fi: Shakespeare and the Doctor

An outdoor theatre experience of one of televisions favourite timey wimey series. Bring your family, your loved ones and your friends. Come on a journey to 1599 England as Arthur and the Doctor visit one of histories greatest playwrights, experience one of his theatrical masterpieces, and deal with real life witches! A journey for the ages not to be missed. Enjoy a picnic in the sun and be entertained by some of Wellington’s finest.

Entry via Koha
Jan 23rd – Jan 26th and Jan 30th – Feb 2nd
Aro Valley Park. (Cancelled if weather is bad)
Pre-Show starts at 6pm followed by the main performance at 6:30pm.



Live ARTicle – Dancing Lines

On Wednesday 30th January, we will be hosting the first of our 2019 Live ARTicles – a series of panel discussions with PA2019 artists, exploring themes within their work and practice.

The Performance Arcade 2019 features The Body Box, a specially customised container designed to host a range of performance and dance works. The forum will feature Lucy Marinkovich, Ufitia Sagapolutele, and Jeremy Brick. Together they will talk about how dance and movement can shape narratives, create boundaries, influence interactions, and create dynamic intersections between art forms.

All of our Live ARTicle discussions are free to attend, and will be live streamed from our Facebook page.

Lucy Marinkovich:
Lucy is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and the Artistic Director of Borderline Arts Ensemble. A former member of Footnote NZ Dance and recent Guest Artist with NZ Dance Company, Lucy has been awarded Tempo Dance Festival’s “Best Emerging Artist” and “Best Female Dancer” awards, the Eileen May Norris Dance Trust Scholarship and the Creative New Zealand Tup Lang Choreographic Award. Lucy is a Leadership Network member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and is the current Dance Educator for the Royal NZ Ballet. Last month she received the prestigious Friedlander award from Arts Foundation of NZ.

Ufitia Sagapolutele:
Ufitia is a Samoan interdisciplinary artist from Aotearoa NZ. She has an extensive background in Hip-Hop, Siva Samoa, Contemporary Dance, and has graduated with a Master of Dance from the University of Auckland. Her credits include directing, choreographing and performing works at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tempo Dance Festival, Pacific Dance Festival, and Auckland Art Gallery. Amongst creating her own dance works, Ufitia has been a part of world renowned hip-hop dance company ‘The Royal Family’ and silver medallists ‘Identity Dance Company’.

Jeremy Brick:
Jeremy is a film maker and online media producer based in Wellington. In a collaboration with Royal NZ Ballet and The Performance Arcade, his videos will be projected on to The Carter Fountain through PA2019.

Circa Theatre – 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011 – 6:30pm until 8:30pm


Family Night at Percy’s


Bring a family picnic to Percy’s Scenic Reserve Make your own fairy house, complete the scavenger hunt, take a tour of the unique botanical collection or visit the weta. Casual family fun with lots of options for all ages.

Percy’s Scenic Reserve – Western Hutt Rd, Korokoro, New Zealand 6008 – 6pm until 8:30pm



Andrea Navarro Exhibition

Vincents Gallery announces our first show for 2019 – an exhibition of works by Andrea Navarro. Having recently exhibited overseas including Japan, Mexico and U.S.A., Andrea returns to Wellington to present a collection of paintings, mixed media works and ceramics.

Vincents Art Workshop – Willis Street Village, 5 / 148 Willis Street, Wellington – 5:30pm until 7:30pm


Terracotta Warriors Relaxed Viewing


Experience a quieter viewing of this landmark exhibition – for visitors with autism or sensory sensitivities, or living with disability.

Visitor numbers at this session are restricted to offer you a quieter experience. Sound effects within the exhibition are reduced, and a quiet space with seating is available for breaks.

If you are an adult requiring a companion or carer for support, they can accompany you free of charge.

On the day, audio guides are available for hire.

Te Papa – Tickets $9 – $49.50 – 4pm until 6pm